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avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« on: January 17, 2012, 08:55:53 PM »
Hello,
This forum question may already exist (and I searched for it), but I was unable to locate how to schedule a boot time scan through the avast! BPP console. So, my question is:
How do I set up a scheduled boot-time scan from the avast! BPP Console so that the managed client PCs run the scans?

I know you can go to each client PC and set up a boot time scan, but that clearly is a management nightmare.

Thank You for your patience!

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 09:18:53 PM »
Hi,
simply go under network->group view->edit group settings->Boot-time scan->ckick SCHEDULE NOW as you can see in image attached
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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 05:54:52 PM »
Thank you very much. Apologies for the simple question.

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 06:46:19 PM »
You're welcome ;)
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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 07:37:02 PM »
I guess my concern is, how do I schedule a weekly boot-time scan. I don't want to go into the console every week and have to do this.

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 08:34:48 PM »
Hi,
I think for now is not possible..you must go every week in to the console and program it, if you want.
But why you do not program a full system scan?
Boot-time scan is required only if you have the suspect of virus..
This is from the avast help:

Boot-time scan
It is possible to schedule a scan to be carried out automatically when the system restarts i.e. when it "boots", before the operating system is active. This is useful if you suspect that a virus may have been installed on your computer, as it will enable the virus to be detected before it is activated and before it can do any damage to your computer.

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 09:05:39 PM »
Well, there is the client-IT provider relationship to consider here. Some clients, even when they think a PC is slowing down, will not come forward with problems until it is too late. Having the boot-time scan scheduled for a weekly scan is the best way to avoid this, as I am sure you are aware. The Full System scan doesn't catch some of the more-clever viruses out there.

Do you know if avast! is planning on re-implementing the boot-time scan as a scheduled task? Or, if it is possible to programmatically (with a script) schedule the boot-time scan?
I am beginning to miss the old avast  ;)

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
Try to insert your request in this topic
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=82552.15
and insert a link to this topic

Do you know if avast! is planning on re-implementing the boot-time scan as a scheduled task? Or, if it is possible to programmatically (with a script) schedule the boot-time scan?
I don't know..

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 05:38:59 AM »
Did it. Thank you for all the help. I am still convinced it is possible.

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Re: avast! BPP Scheduling Boot-Time Scans
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 07:47:44 PM »
I am only posting here because I did find a solution and felt the need to share it.
You need to create and schedule a simple batch script to run (in Windows) that will programmatically call the boot-time scan. The script is:

@Echo off
@cd /d %~dp0
CD \Program Files\Avast Software\Avast
sched.exe /A:* /RA:chest /RS:yes
shutdown -r -t 20

Best,
Zachary